Why Debreate is so wonderful?
What is Debreate?
Debreate is a utility to aid in creating installable Debian packages (.deb).
The goal behind the project is to make developing for Debian based Linux distributions more appealing, with an easy to use interface for packaging applications, artwork, media, themes, etc.
Currently, it only supports "binary" packaging which allows packaging of anything that does not require being compiled from source, such as scripted applications or media. These packages can then be used for personal distribution.
Plans for using backends such as dh_make & debuild (available in devscripts package) for creating source packages are in the works. But source packaging can be quite different & is a must if you want to get your packages into a distribution's official repositories or a Launchpad Personal Package Archive (PPA).
- Can I use Debreate for free?
- Of course! Debreate is free and under MIT licence.
- How can I contribute?
- Using Debreate and reporting bugs is a good start to contribute. You can also translate Debreate in your favorite language. Finally, if you are a developer, fork Debreate and propose changes!